My makeup bag is constantly in flux because I get SO many new products to test. Currently, I’m loving the beauties below because they fit so well into my no-fuss, super quick, daily makeup routine. I’ve watched many a top makeup artist bend their mascara wands, and when I finally asked why they did those, … Continue Reading

The last few months of 2017 were crazy busy. I spent my days juggling beauty content production for three women’s magazines (Cosmo, Marie Claire & Good Housekeeping), being mom to a teen, and trying to still focus on my blog. While I just managed to keep my wits, it was my skin that suffered the … Continue Reading

There’s one product that all beauty ed’s agree is an absolute must-have: the iconic Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant. Eight Hour is a trusted and essential travel companion – I NEVER travel without my tube because the award-winning formula provides skincare solutions for any situation. And I’m not alone in my adoration for … Continue Reading

Filorga is one of the high-end French brands I absolutely adore. I love a product that lives up to its claims, and all of Filorga’s offerings certainly do just that. The Filorga brand was founded in 1978 by a French doctor of aesthetic medicine who also happened to be a cellular biologist. He is credited … Continue Reading

The Diptyque line of incredible fragrances and candles are finally available in South Africa at Skins Cosmetics in Sandton City – a beauty destination that will, quite literally, take your breath away! The Diptyque brand was founded more than 50 years ago in the Saint-Germain-des-Pres district in Paris and is renowned for producing some of … Continue Reading

On Monday I got to meet the gorgeous Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters. Unless you’ve been living under a ROCK, you’ll know that Demi-Leigh made the whole nation very proud when she was crowned the 66th Miss Universe a few weeks back. Demi-Leigh is based in NYC, but has been in South Africa for the last few days … Continue Reading

I was very excited when I learnt L’Oreal was launching their Revitalift Bright Reveal range here in SA. The range promises to correct uneven skin tone and ensure brighter, glowing skin. The key ingredient is Glycolic Acid – an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (or AHA) that’s derived from sugarcane. Glycolic Acid is very effective for treating … Continue Reading

It had been 17 years since my last sunburn – one I remember vividly. The year was December 1999 and I was vacationing in Durban with my friend – a South African of Italian descent with beautiful olive skin that, much to my irritation, turned a golden brown after about 5 minutes of sitting in … Continue Reading